Book Reviews

Open Book: Civil War (and Family) History

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:42
Laird Hunt learned about his Civil War-era ancestors while doing research for his novel “Neverhome.”
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Short Story: Book Excerpt: ‘The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher’

New York Times Book Reviews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 07:42
The title story from Hilary Mantel’s forthcoming collection. Her most recent novels, “Wolf Hall” and “Bring Up the Bodies,” both won the Man Booker Prize.






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Must-see book trailers: 'Hell on Heels,' 'Goddess Awakened,' 'Screen Idol'

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 23:15

HEA contributor Robin Covington recs the trailers for books by Robyn Peterman, Cate Masters and Elle Rush.

        
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‘The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace,’ by Jeff Hobbs

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 15:10
Jeff Hobbs tells the story of Robert DeShaun Peace, who went from a New Jersey ghetto to Yale but never truly escaped his past.
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Mark Whitaker’s ‘Cosby’

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 14:55
A biography of Bill Cosby chronicles the outspoken comedian’s rise to stardom, along with personal and professional setbacks.
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My sober interview: Hannah Hart on drunk authors

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 13:15

Hannah Hart, of 'My Drunk Kitchen' YouTube fame, talks her new book.

        
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‘The Emerald Light in the Air,’ by Donald Antrim

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:30
Men and women are forced to make detours into unfamiliar territory in Donald Antrim’s first story collection.






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J.D. Robb lands at No. 1 on list - again

USAToday Books - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:19

'Festive in Death' is No. 39 in Robb's futuristic suspense series.

        
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John Lahr: By the Book

New York Times Book Reviews - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 09:00
The author of “Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh” is not a fan of science fiction. “Life on earth is mysterious and terrifying enough.”






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National Book Award fiction long list announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 18:03

The list includes USA TODAY best seller 'All the Light We Cannot See.'

        
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Journalist to pen Joan Rivers biography

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 10:48

It's set to hit bookshelves in 2016.

        
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National Book Award non-fiction long list announced

USAToday Books - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 07:03

The finalists for the prestigious National Book Award for non-fiction have been announced.

        
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Study: Millennials read more than their elders

USAToday Books - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 14:54

One of the findings in a new survey from Pew Research on Millennials and public libraries.

        
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Bookends: When Discussing Books, What Does ‘Taste’ Have to Do With It?

New York Times Book Reviews - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 09:00
James Parker and Adam Kirsch debate whether it really all comes down to taste.






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New bio applauds Cosby's cultural impact

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:11

Mark Whitaker's book arrives on the 30th anniversary of 'The Cosby Show.'

        
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Catch the wave with Yancey's 'Infinite Sea'

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:44

The sequel to 'The 5th Wave' ups the tension as teen heroes fight aliens.

        
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James Patterson donates books to the troops

USAToday Books - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:40

The author and his publisher are giving away 180,000 copies of hardcover Patterson books.

        
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ArtsBeat: Philadelphia Museum Losing Its Maurice Sendak Collection

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:06
The Rosenbach Museum and Library will send thousands of Sendak items to Connecticut, where a Sendak museum is planned.






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ArtsBeat: In the Running for a Young People’s Literature Prize

New York Times Book Reviews - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 07:00
The 10 titles on the longlist of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Award for Young People’s Literature underscore the diversity of subject matter in this area of publishing.






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Books: New and noteworthy

USAToday Books - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 05:00

Rick Yancey returns with a sequel to 'The 5th Wave.'

        
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